Guelph Museums staff. left, Jessica Gibson, Linda Kearns, Kathleen Wall, Val Harrison, Tammy Adkin, Bev Dietrich, Ken Irvine,… Continue reading Ontario Museum Association announces 2016 Awards of Excellence Recipients
Culture Days takes place nationally and locally September 30 to October 2 Guelph, Ont., September 20, 2016 – Guelph will ho… Continue reading #GuelphCulture in full force for Culture Days
Guelph, Ont., March 31, 2016 – On Monday, April 4, the Guelph visitor information centre will relocate to Guelph’s Civic Muse… Continue reading Visitor information on the move
100 Years of In Flanders Fields story map Guelph, ON, September 10, 2015 – History goes high-tech with the launch of 100 Year… Continue reading 100 Years of In Flanders Fields Map Journal tells century-old story in new way
A new play about John McCrae and the writing of In Flanders Fields is set to open in the backyard of McCrae House on Thursday… Continue reading Play about John McCrae to open at McCrae House
Bronze sculpture represents major addition to City’s public art collection Guelph, ON, June 25, 2015 – Today, the City of Gue… Continue reading John McCrae statue unveiled in Guelph
The all-girl rock band 5 Live Rock will play a free concert this Friday, June 26, on the patio at the Guelph Civic Museum, atop the recently landscaped hill, and nearby the new John McCrae statue. The concert is part of Guelph Museums’ Fourth Fridays series.
On Thursday, June 25, the City of Guelph and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery will unveil and dedicate a bronze statue of John McCrae—commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Guelph native’s famous war poem, In Flanders Fields.
The artists of Remembering In Flanders Fields: A Juried Art Show will be at the Guelph Civic Museum to talk to talk to visitors about how John McCrae’s famous poem inspired their works. The talks are set to take place every Saturday from 2 to 4 pm, starting on June 6 and ending July 25, 2015.
On June 20, 2015, Guelph Museums is hosting a special father’s day event at the Guelph Civic Museum. Andre Belisle from JL’s Home Hardware will be on hand to teach fathers and their children how to a build their own birdhouse.
Those interested in travelling to France and Belgium and learning about the life and times of Canadian soldier, doctor and poet John McCrae have until June 11, 2015 to sign up for the In the Footsteps of John McCrae Tour of France and Belgium
On Friday, May 22, 2015 harpist Shannon Kingsbury will play a free concert at the Guelph Civic Museum as part of the museum’s Fourth Fridays concert series.
Children’s book author Janét Aizenstros will be a special guest at All about Mommy, a special mother’s day themed Tiny Tot event for children one to four years old and their caregivers at Guelph Civic Museum, Thursday, May 7 from 9:30 to 11:00 am.
Guelph Museums is celebrating Mother’s Day by hosting an afternoon tea and talk with Amy Taylor on Sunday, May 10 at the Guelph Civic Museum.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields, the Guelph Public Library is proud to release a new research tool at www.GuelphPL.ca starting Monday, April 27, 2015.
On April 23, 2015 the City of Guelph is turning 188. To celebrate, Guelph Museums is hosting special behind-the-scenes tours of the Civic Museum and its permanent collection.
A travelling exhibition created by the Columbus Centre in Toronto that documents Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War is coming to the Guelph Civic Museum. Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences During WWII will open on Friday, April 24, with a reception starting at 6.30 pm.
One hundred years ago, Guelph-born doctor, soldier, and poet John McCrae wrote a poem that touched the world, and inspired an enduring symbol of remembrance. In commemoration of the centenary of In Flanders Fields, Guelph Museums announces an ambitious slate of programs for 2015:
Please join the City in thanking its volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 12-18, 2015 and throughout the year.
John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Fields, is being interpreted anew by Guelph and Wellington County artists as part of a Guelph Museums iuried art show, entitled Remembering In Flanders Fields. The exhibit, which opens on March 27, 2015 at the Civic Museum, is one of a number of initiatives Guelph Museums is planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poem’s writing.
As part of Fourth Fridays, Guelph Museums and the Guelph Black Heritage Society are presenting blues singer-songwriter Malachi Greenidge and two movies – “The Sistahs Concert” and “Koo Nimo Palm Wine Guitar”— on Friday, February 27, at the Guelph Civic Museum.
The Guelph Civic Museum will be open to the public all day on Monday, February 16, to celebrate Family Day. There are a number of games and crafts planned for people of all ages.
Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015. Deadline – Sunday, March 1, 2015, 11:59pm
Avid collector and Guelph resident Eric Huber has discovered a lot of neat stuff at flea markets and antique shops through the years, but when he found a collection of Guelph circus posters, ticket stubs, and newspaper clippings at an estate sale two years ago, he was, in his own words, “simply ecstatic.”
Guelph Museums is paying homage to the beloved Goody Sweets store with a new exhibition. How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968 explores the storied history of Gus and Elane Mano’s candy shop. It is set to open on Friday, January 23, with a reception starting at 6:30 pm.
On January 23, 2015, celebrate the launch of Guelph Museums’ sweet new winter exhibitions with free admission and a free concert. Celtic musicians Fiona McCairley and Bob MacLean are set to play at Guelph Civic Museum for Fourth Fridays and to mark the opening of How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934-1968 and Wall of Art: Sweet.
Reminder: Commemorative Juried Art Show at the Guelph Civic Museum. Deadline – Sunday, March 1st 2015, 11:59 pm.
Guelph Museums is set to host two lectures about the Canadian military and the First World War. These lectures are part of Guelph Museums’ Military Lecture Series, which is offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.
Guelph artist Debbie Thompson Wilson will be at the Civic Museum on Sunday, January 11 to talk about her exhibition, Saints Preserve Us, which features her miniature paintings of saints represented in Guelph.
The Guelph Community Foundation announces gifts totalling $21,427 Guelph, ON, December 18, 2014 – In anticipation of next yea… Continue reading City unveils design for McCrae House renovation
Guelph Community Foundation to announce funding for national historic site Guelph, ON, December 15, 2014 – On Thursday, Decem… Continue reading City to unveil designs for McCrae House
McCrae House, the historic birthplace of John McCrae, doctor, soldier and author of In Flanders Fields, is closing for renovations starting at the end of the day on November 30, 2014. McCrae House will reopen in May of 2015.
Guelph Museums ushers in the holiday season with a free concert by Guelph-based musician and guitarist Edward Szocinski on November 28, 2014 at 7.00 pm as part of our monthly Fourth Fridays celebrations.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Guelph Civic Museum. Deck the Halls: a Victorian Christmas has opened.
The saints whose names adorn many of Guelph’s buildings, churches, and streets are the subject of a new exhibition opening Friday, November 7, at Guelph Museums by local artist, Debbie Thompson Wilson. Saints Preserve Us tells the stories of Guelph’s saints by juxtaposing Thompson Wilson’s own original paintings with historical photographs of buildings in Guelph named after saints.
Guelph’s John McCrae is one of six “medical heroes” being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2015 for contributions to the field of medicine and health sciences.
Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015.
New Zealand artist Stephen Mulqueen uses discarded cartridge shells from the First and Second World Wars to construct brass poppies, transforming the refuse of war into symbolic and wearable objects. He is set to speak at the Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 5th at 2pm, about the significance of his poppies in a talk entitled, Poppies of War and Peace.
Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum and Guelph Arts Council are pleased to announce the call for the next installment of the Wall of Art series. The Wall of Art is an exhibition series located on the main level of Guelph Civic Museum that is dedicated to showcasing original works by Guelph-based artists. All exhibitions are juried and temporary, changing each quarter. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors.
Guelph, ON Monday, February 10, 2014 – At a media event this morning RBC Royal Bank, joined by special guest, former woman’s… Continue reading Olympic-style RBC Family Day Festivities part of the City’s program to animate downtown
When admiring a painting do you wonder about the decisions involved in creating art? On Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm, join artists from the current exhibition View From the Hill and Other Scenes as they discuss and demonstrate some of the thinking involved in the creation of the works in the exhibition.
January 8, 2014, Guelph, ON: View from the Hill and Beyond, a new exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum, celebrates the remarkab… Continue reading Look at the View from the Hill and Beyond at Guelph Civic Museum
Beekeeping, the Branion Plaza cannon and fake poop will all come together as part of an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Guelph.
Join Doug England and Alan Norsworthy from the Guelph Photographers Guild for “In Conversation” Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm at Guelph Civic Museum as they explore the Guelph, Wellington County and the World, an exhibition featuring 40 images captured by members.
Guelph, Wellington County and the World, an exhibition of photography by Guelph Photographers Guild members opens at Guelph Civic Museum with a reception Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition, which runs until December 15, 2013, includes 40 images captured by guild members, drawing upon local scenes as well as photographs taken while travelling the world. Photographic artifacts from the Museum’s collection will also be on display.
Thursday, September 20, 2013, Guelph, ON: Kick up your heels to some cracking jigs and reels at the Kitchen Party Ceili Frida… Continue reading Celebrating Culture Days and Fourth Fridays at Guelph Civic Museum with a Kitchen Party Ceili
For the first time, the popular Spirit Walk presented by Guelph Museums will happen after sunset, casting new light on this s… Continue reading Neighbourhood Spirit Walk takes an after-dark twist
July 20, 2013, Guelph, ON- If the winds are right this July 26th, Fourth Fridays evening at Guelph Civic Museum, get ready fo… Continue reading Music and kite flying – a fun combination for July’s Fourth Fridays at Guelph Civic Museum
It’s All About Model Airplanes Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. at Guelph Civic Museum as the Guelph Gremlins Model Flying Club offers fun and educational activities including model helicopter and turbine engine demonstrations and interactive computer flight simulation.
Tea in the garden has become a tradition at McCrae House and this year we add to our Wednesday afternoon practice with special talks.